Drupal 7 is just around the corner. Seven, the new admin theme for Drupal 7, is a departure from previous Drupal themes. Designed as a result of the D7UX work undertaken by Leisa Reichelt and Mark Boulton Design, the theme only goes part way to create a great admin experience.
Contributed modules, and how they build upon, change and interact Seven is what will make it a truly great admin experience. Seven is only as good as Contrib makes it.
This talk will explain the why Seven looks the way it does. It'll outline the design principles, the UI conventions and give you - the Drupal community - the design chops to make your module look fantastic for the people who use it.